(2) how many (a) adults and (b) adults over 25 years receiving Skills for Life funding were given workplace training in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06, broken down by the number of hours of workplace training given.
Figures for adults funded by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) under the Skills for Life programme can be derived from the Individualised Learner Record (ILR).
Skills for Life tends to be described as a strategy rather than a funding stream. There are aims that are funded with and without a programme weighting for Skills for Life, which can all count towards the Skills for Life PSA target.
The following table shows the number of Further Education (FE) and University for Industry (UFI) LSC-funded adult learners (aged 19 and over) and adult learners aged 25 and over who could contribute towards the Skills for Life target in 2003/04, 2004/05
Adults Adults aged 25+ 2003/04 210.7 148.5 2004/05 256.9 185.1 2005/06 308.7 223.2
Adults aged 25+
The ILR cannot robustly be used to determine the incidence of workplace training.